By Mary Nell Dorris/First Friends Respite Center executive director When caregivers plan their journey as they care for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, they avoid stress not only for themselves but for the entire family and for their friends. Everyone is aware of the care and feels confident that […]
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After five weeks of phone calls, emails, waiting on returned calls and emails, researching and writing, I’m finally finished with the National Recovery Month article just in the nick of time. Of all the people I spoke to through this process, Sheila Allen made the biggest impression on me. This is a lady who didn’t […]
From our viewpoint at the Monroe Journal, we’re some of the first people to see arrest mugshots from the county’s law enforcement agencies. Just as the case in tracking down circuit court arraignments and sentencings, those mugshots, so many times, are of the same repeat offenders. Breaking and entering cases are pretty common and typically […]
By Tim Alford/Cadence Bank senior vice president Wedding bells are in the air. According to popular wedding planning website, The Knot, September and October are among the most popular months for weddings in the U.S. Getting married is a big decision, and couples need to be prepared for all the life decisions that come after […]
By Mary Nell Dorris/Executive Director of First Friends Respite Center in Amory. One of my “Ten Tips for Caregivers” is that the caregiver needs to lighten up. One morning several years ago in the midst of blues that had settled in, I laughed so hard at something Hopson did that I felt free. It was exhilarating. […]
Mixed in with other nit-picky projects, I was about two paragraphs into a column to debate gun control versus the need for preventative measures to violence last Wednesday when I ironically got the back-to-back calls that Hatley and Hamilton were dismissing early due to a threat. That column will eventually be written, but with last […]
By Dr. Steven Weiniger/International posture expert You may not be hunched over an assembly line for 10 hours a day, but 21st Century technology may be even worse for your posture. Tech Neck is the new posture syndrome that can have big health consequences, especially as many people now spend 4-8 hours a day texting, tweeting […]
I read an article several weeks ago detailing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s promise to the voters that, if elected, he wouldn’t accept a salary until the state’s unemployment level reached 5.2 percent. Alabama’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, which is a considerable drop from 9.3 percent when he took office for his […]
Last Friday, people in Amory gathered near a flagpole in Frisco Park and in Aberdeen, people gathered in front of the steps of City Hall. Words of patriotism, thankfulness of soldiers and first-responders and recollections of the nation’s darkest day for many people were sentiments of both towns, just like other cities big and small […]
- Student’s architectural skills going to the dogs September 29, 2015
- ICC band reunion among Saturday’s homecoming festivities October 1, 2015
- Adams hits game-winner for Nettleton over Hatley October 1, 2015
- Lions score late in loss to Thrasher October 1, 2015
- Seminoles jump out quickly in division rout of Coldwater October 1, 2015
- MCSO arrests two on separate charges October 5, 2015
- Amory police make drug arrest October 5, 2015
- Amory High School to host robotic competition October 5, 2015
- Pageant queens promoting reading for Amory School District’s literacy night October 5, 2015
- Annual Hunt for Hunger program needs venison October 5, 2015
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